If you’ve been wishing for a winter weekend getaway, desperate for a change of scenery in your work-from-home office, or if you haven’t had a date night in over a year… this is your sign that it’s time to treat yourself to a Winnipeg staycation.
Thankfully, Winnipeg’s hotels are offering great packages and deals while also providing super safe and sanitized stays – everything from contactless check-ins, socially distant room service and electrostatic sanitizing sprayers (say that 10 times fast)!
If you still need convincing, here are 10 reasons to take a Winnipeg staycation right now.
1. Explore Winnipeg’s winter wonderland
Winnipeg’s most popular tourist destination, The Forks, offers endless outdoor adventures that are fun for the whole family and suitable for fitness enthusiasts too. Home to a record-setting river trail that starts at the heart of the city, you can skate, cycle or ski down the Assiniboine to your heart's content.
Off the river, you’ll find even more skating trails and rinks, toboggan hills, paths perfect for pedalling fat bikes, and glittering lights shining above walkways at night. Pair this perfect winter wonderland with an overnight stay at Inn and The Forks and take advantage of the Culture Package offering two passes to the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and complimentary drinks from SMITH restaurant.
2. Relish in the romance of luxury accommodations
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and while you’re currently not able to book a table at your favourite fancy restaurant, there’s no stopping you from booking a luxury stay at the Fort Garry Hotel. Offering a Romance Package until the end of March, you can enjoy complimentary parking, sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries delivered to your door, breakfast for two, and late check-out all included with your stay.
3. Create your own culinary crusade
Though dine-in experiences may be on hold, Winnipeg’s restaurants are still finding ways to keep us feasting through abundant food festivals and creative take-out concepts. Right now at the Alt Hotel Winnipeg you can sip, savour and then sleep-off an In-Room Gastronomy Package including a three-course dinner for two from The Merchant Kitchen delivered to your private room overlooking downtown with floor to ceiling windows. Talk about a table with a view!
Plan to participate in La Poutine Week (February 1-7, 2021) during your stay to get extra cheesy.
4. Enjoy a home office away from home
If a calm, quiet office with fast Wi-Fi, stunning city views, and an ergonomic work space is your definition of a getaway, we get it. After months of working from your kitchen table, you deserve to have a set up where you don’t have to hide your Zoom background any longer.
Make a guest room at The Delta your home office away from home, it’s a great way to get some serious work done. Right now, Delta Hotels is offering a Staycation Package including a $25 food and beverage credit, free parking, late check-out and in-room streaming.
5. Get closer to nature or stick with shopping
Stay at the Hyatt House Winnipeg South for some great hiking! Only minutes away from the Assiniboine Forest or FortWhyte Alive where you can hike, snowshoe, ice fish, slide or ski all day long. While the Hyatt House is close to nature, it’s also right beside the Outlet Collection Winnipeg with over 100 fashion brands under one roof.
6. De-stress with a massage and movie night – don’t forget to bring your pup!
Relax, rejuvenate and rewind at The Clarion Hotel. This pet-friendly hotel is all about service and self-care. Find a moment of calm at the Urban Oasis Mineral Spa and enjoy a soothing massage before you head up to your room complete with a comfortable bed and an electric fireplace.
7. Enjoy two rooms for the price of one
Book any night at the Fairmont Winnipeg and get a complimentary second night during the same stay. This means you can extend your staycation or give your kids and other family members their own adjoining room. Parents and kids can both stay entertained for hours with Fairmont's in-room ice cream sundae bar and adult caesar-making bar (including chocolate covered bacon) delivered right to your door.
If leaving the kids behind sounds more appealing, you'll want to book the Fairmont’s Kiss and Wake Up package and enjoy a bottle of bubbly from Jones Wine Merchants, chocolate covered strawberries waiting for your arrival, and late check-out.
8. Breakfast and a break from reality
Start your staycation off right at Holiday Inn Winnipeg South– with a complimentary Grab & Go hot breakfast before heading for a relaxing massage or body treatment at Thermëa by Nordik Spa Nature.
9. Spend your days on Waterfront with walks on the river
Explore the Exchange District, pick-up some curbside hot cocoa, and bring along your skates to hit the river trail at The Forks – can you make it all the way to the end?
Stay in the luxurious and chic Mere Hotel for the weekend while you check off your Winnipeg to-do list.
10. Celebrate a special occasion in style
A COVID birthday or anniversary doesn’t have to be just another day at home – surprise that special someone with a few days out of the house and staycation in the city!
For a full list of Winnipeg hotels, see our hotels page.